Alkyd resins are one of the most important binder classes. The structure of them is defined by chemically linking the elastic, chain-shaped molecules of the fatty acids, which are contained in the natural fatty oils, with the rigid, hard backbone of a polyester. They are quite common in wood coatings, for example in cellulose nitrate coatings (CN), which made up 18 % of all wood coatings (2016). This kind of coating is used heavily in handcraft and industrial furniture production. They are characterised by a simple processing in the spray process or curtain coater process, rapid physical drying and excellent ...
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